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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

LAUNDRY OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR 1

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LAUNDRY OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR 1
679H
Category: Inst. Food & Personal Services

Definition

Supervises the operations of an institution laundry which requires a staff of less than ten employees, students, inmates and/or residents or acts as the assistant to a Laundry Operations Supervisor 2. 

Typical Work

Directs laundry and dry cleaning operations; supervises and instructs employees, students, and patients in routine laundry or dry cleaning work; 

Schedules and assigns work to employees, students, and patients; 

Directs preparation and use of various washing formulas for cleaning, bleaching, starching, and bluing; 

Performs sour tests; checks for proper titration of rinses; makes tensile strength and other tests on linen and clothing; 

Inspects operation of each unit to ensure proper use and maintenance of laundry equipment, quantity and quality of work performed, and use of proper methods; 

Maintains, adjusts, and repairs laundry equipment; 

Operates washers, presses, mangles, extractors, and dryers as required; 

Maintains time sheets; records supplies used and on hand; requisitions supplies and equipment; prepares reports; 

Confers with institution staff regarding laundry and dry cleaning service; 

Performs other work as required. 

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  large-scale laundry practices, procedures, and equipment; laundry sanitation and safety standards used in operation and care of laundry equipment; preparation and use of bleaches, soaps, starches, and disinfectant compounds; dry cleaning practices, procedures, and equipment.   

Ability to:  supervise and train employees, students, and patients; operate and maintain laundry equipment; maintain records; prepare reports; manage laundry; follow written and oral instructions. 

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

One year of leadwork experience in a commercial or institutional laundry.  

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

Revised June 9, 1972
Revised minimum qualifications
Revised May 28, 1986
Revised minimum qualifications
Revised January 13, 1989
Revised definition and title change (formerly Laundry Manager 1)
Revised July 1, 2007
Revised class code (formerly 82200), revised definition and title change (formerly Laundry Productions Manager 1)

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